We envision residents having access to appropriate and affordable recreation opportunities.

recreationA diverse range of recreation opportunities in the capital region ensures a healthy high quality of life for residents and visitors who can enjoy both indoor activities such as swimming, skating and 
fitness as well as outdoor activities like golf, skateboard and tennis.

The CRD owns and operates three recreation centres 
across the region: Panorama Recreation, SEAPARC Leisure Complex and Salt Spring Island Recreation. The CRD also sponsors recreation programs in electoral area communities, encouraging a wide range of participatory opportunities for residents and visitors alike.

Anticipated initiatives, staffing, timing and service level requirements for the year ahead are outlined each year in the Recreation Community Need Summary.

Key activities related to our commitment to recreation are outlined in the following plans and strategies:

  • The 2022-2026 Panorama Recreation Strategic Plan includes an ongoing and long-term commitment to work together to enhance recreation programs, services, and facilities for the Saanich Peninsula.
  • The SEAPARC Strategic Plan outlines recommendations to guide the work of the Sooke and Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Commission in meeting current and future needs.
  • The SSI Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan provides long-term direction to guide future operational and capital decisions in providing and facilitating parks and recreation services for residents and visitors.
  • The CRD Board Priorities confirm the CRD’s vision, mission and mandate and set the long-term strategic direction for the CRD in order to respond to community needs.
  • The CRD Corporate Plan outlines how the CRD will respond to community needs and deliver on the CRD Board Priorities, ongoing service commitments and approved plans over four years.
The Peninsula Recreation Commission, Sooke and Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Commission, and Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission provide advice and direction for sub-regional recreational facilities and services. Galiano, Pender, Saturna and Mayne Islands each have a Parks and Recreation Commission responsible for coordinating local recreational programs.